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Festival of Positive Education

July 18 - 20, 2016
The Hotel Intercontinental

The largest festival on positive education in the world is a three-day event for educators, academics, policymakers, and parents who seek to help create and apply a new kind of education that promotes academic achievement and character development!

Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

Note: This is not a Greater Good Science Center event.
Become a part of the global movement and discover cutting-edge research on character strengths and well-being and how to apply it to your profession. Explore groundbreaking application of positive education in policy, organizations, schools and universities. Learn different tools and techniques to teach young individuals a range of character strengths and well-being in the classroom. Gain practical skills to increase well-being in your own life – at work and at home.
For more information, visit IPen Festival.

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